Jose Mourinho wants to sign two forwards at Man United in the summer – report

by Leo Nieboer


Jose Mourinho has expressed a desire to sign two forwards at Manchester United over the summer transfer window, according to reports.

It was recently reported that a deal between Man United and Atletico Madrid for Antoine Griezmann had been agreed ahead of a summer move.

The 54-year-old confirmed last week that transfer targets for the upcoming window had been decided in advance, with Benfica’s Victor Lindelof also reportedly close to a move.

And according to ESPN’s Mark Ogden, Mourinho wants to add another striker to his attacking arsenal ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

United fans will know that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for all his unquestionable brilliance, is not a sustainable long-term option at Old Trafford.

One suspects that the Swede will feature on a more sporadic basis next season, leaving Mourinho with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as his only other options at No.9 – two spectacular talents, yes, but still not mature enough to lead the line for a side looking for silverware.

The Portuguese’s thinking is clear: leave Martial and Rashford out wide, use Zlatan as a specialist forward, and look to empower United’s front line with two strikers – currently at the top of their game – capable of producing a constant stream of powerful, mazy performances.

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